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Camping Checklist for Beginners

Camping Checklist for Beginners

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Do you have interest in camping? But I think you are new to this outdoor activity. Don’t worry, in this article you will have the complete guide with camping checklist. Camping checklist mainly vary person to person. But we have to admit it that coordinate a camping is not an easy thing to do. You have to take lots of preparation before going camping. You have to take adequate supplies to make your trip enjoyable. So a checklist helps to keep your camping things organized. You have to take things that will cover your plan, trip and time. Let’s know in details.

Have enough preparation of food for camping. It is better to have a plan for what will you eat while you are in camp. If you can prepare food from home like marinate, chopped vegetables and potatoes, then your food preparation will get much more easier.  Take necessary utensils, pots with you.

 Ultimate Camping Guide

When you have decided to go camping, then try following the below steps properly. Trust me you will have a good experience with your trip.

First, take a calendar and mark a date to go for camping. Then mark the campground where you will set your camp. Because a good campground gets booked fast. So make the plan fast and fix the ground. If you are planning to go for a camping at the weekend than try to go at the early time to avoid the traffic rush. If you leave early, you can set your camp early because it is quite tricky to set the camp in the dark.

Don’t go camping alone. Take your friends and family along with you in the tour. If you have kids in the family, make sure to bring them. The camping experience will be the best one.

Before going camping, make sure you have all the gears intact and in place. Don’t take unnecessary things because it is hard to carry extra heavy bag. Try to keep your bag as light as possible.

Camping Checklist

  CAMPGROUND GEAR:

  • For setting in the ground, you will need Tent, stakes, and poles.
  • There is a ground cover that is known as Tent footprint.
  • The extra sheet or blind
  • check
    Sleeping bag and pad.
  • check
    Repair kit for tarp, pads, tent, and mattress.
  • check
    Extra Pillows and blankets.
  • check
    Chairs
  • check
    flashlights or headlamps with extra batteries
  • check
    Lantern
  • check
    Lantern fuel or batteries

KITCHEN Gear

  • Cooktop
  • Fuel for cooktop
  • Lighter or matches
  • check
    Wood
  • check
    Frying saucepan
  • check
    Container
  • check
    Portable coffee maker
  • check
    Spiral screw
  • check
    Tablecloth
  • check
    Roasting sticks and marshmallows
  • check
    Food-storage bags and containers
  • check
    Coolers
  • Trash bags
  • Water bottles
  • Ice
  • check
    Knives, forks, Plates, spoons, bowls,
  • check
    Mugs, cups,
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    Paring knife, cooking spoon, and spatula,
  • check
    Foil
  • check
    Cutting board
  • check
    Ecological soap
  • check
    Sponge, dishtowel, and dishcloth,
  • check
    Paper towels
  • check
    Extra container for washing plates
Camping for beginners checklist

CLOTHES:

  • Clothes for morning
  • Nightwear
  • Rainwear
  • check
    Swimsuits
  • check
    Shoes for walking or hiking shoes, comfortable shoes, and water shoes
  • check
    Extra coats for warmth
  • check
     Hats
  • check
    Gloves

PRIVATE ITEMS:

  • Insect repellant
  • Sunscreen
  • First-aid kit
  • check
    Toothbrush, toiletries
  • check
    Prescription medications
  • check
    Soap

OTHER ITEMS

  • Camera
  • Phone number of campsite registration confirmation,
  • First-aid kit
  • check
    Area information and Maps,
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    Toys and bikes for kids.
  • check
    Food and supplies for Pet

Camping Mistakes That Beginners Do

It is normal to make mistakes for beginners who go camping. Here are the common mistakes that a camper does:

  •  Not knowing about the place where you will go for camping. Because camping is all about having fun. But if you go to a place where camping is not allowed or not a proper place to set one.
  • Going to the camping without checking all the equipment’s you are taking.
  • Yes, camping and campfire are related. But as you are a beginner then don’t depend on a campfire to cook food. Sometimes you may find challenging too, and the result will be no food to eat. So take a stove with you for the emergency.
  • Taking equipment’s that are cheap.

You can guess how important is camping checklist is. There are some cool online checklist app that will keep you updated even if you forget. To maintain a hard copy, take the app that makes camping checklist printable. This checklist will help your camping enjoyable and adventurous. Enjoy your time.

About the Author Kevin Fox

A passionate blogger! Editor at Chooserly, and a regular author at HuffingtonPost, LifeHacker & Forbes!

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